This pile of deception was one of my ‘Suggested Shops’ from the ever vigilant (just kidding!) Site Integrity crew at Etsy Corporate. So lovely to contemplate Etsy promoting a tangled mess of violations from this seller while they make keyboard noise in the Forums about cleaning up Etsy’s violation cweens.
Oldest shop (one in my Suggesteds):
This shop is a massive mis-use of the vintage category. Items are shown already re-painted (with an offer for custom re-re-painting for an additional fee) and/or disassembled. Listings don’t show the items in their original condition — like an original finish frame with its original mirror or picture. Here’s the best example of a fauxtique, from Peggy Bundy’s dressing room:
Or listing items made by painting over (maybe) vintage pieces and sticking them together — not vintage:
Funny how all the ‘vintage’ glass domes/cloches in her shop are all the same?
I found 2 actual vintage listings, with maybe a handful more possibly vintage.
Then there are supplies listed as handmade:
Commercial items listed as handmade that shouldn’t be on Etsy:
Catalog retailer with same items (shabby got her measurements wrong for the Eiffel Tower one):
Next shop (same owner) has a tiny inventory:
There are actually more sold items than current listings:
Check out all the fauxtique French battery operated clocks! One left in current inventory, and seller claims it is more than 20 years old — inventory from a closed decor bricks and mortar business. No maker information, no accurate date for original purchase. Uh huh.
Third shop for wedding related items:
Since when are finished votive candle holders supplies?
The description says she will resell you the candles, too!
These come with candles:
I know the original shop, shabbymcfabby, was called out numerous times in the now closed Garagetsy blog, and was undoubtedly flagged. This shows what Etsy does about resellers and vintage misuse. Nothing.